The Complete Plate by Lauren Klukas

The Complete Plate: 120 Recipes · 30 Meals · A Stronger, Healthier, Happier You by Lauren Klukas features meal plans for 1,500, 2,000, and 2,500 caloric diets to demonstrate that weight maintenance, and weight loss, can be achieved through the science behind a balanced diet that meets nutritional goals. Here, the author features 30 daily meal plans with each day's intake perfectly balanced to provide 100 percent of your macro and micro nutrient needs, based on current daily recommended intake values.

Lauren was a competitive swimmer and coach before she became a certified personal trainer. In 2013, she was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, which stopped her exercise regimen immediately and inspired The Complete Plate philosophy, website, and her cooking show This Q & A published at Figure 1 provides more details and fun facts about the author.

The 90 recipes in this title range from an indulgent Coconut and flax seed French toast' to a savory 'Portobello and prosciutto pizza' to a nourishing 'Creamy corn, ham, and Roast pepper chowder,' and include additional snacks so that readers are satiated and energized throughout the day. In order to provide you with a clear picture of how recipes are displayed and work with this three option caloric plan, I have set out the recipe we are sharing today in the manner in which the author does in the book. 

Every dish in this book is approachable and tempting and gives one hope that even without an exercise regimen (due to medical issues) weight loss and maintenance while eating well are still achievable. Special thanks to Figure 1 Publishing for sharing the recipes for these savoury scones for EYB members to try now. Be sure to enter our giveaway below open to US and Canadian members.

Prosciutto, cheese, and caramelized onion scones
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1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Melt 1 Tbsp butter in a skillet over medium heat, add onions to skillet (avoid overcrowding), and cook for 5-7 minutes, until translucent. Reduce to low heat and cook for another 15-20 minutes, until caramelized and brown.

3. In a large bowl, add remaining 1 cup chopped butter, sugar, buttermilk, flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix on medium speed until ingredients are just barely combined. Add flaxseeds and mix for another 5 seconds. The dough should be wet to the touch.

4. Add prosciutto, mozzarella, and caramelized onions to the dough, and mix for no more than 5 seconds. Transfer dough to a floured surface and gently flatten with your hand, until 1-inch thick. Cut dough into 12 even squares and place, spaced evenly apart, on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.



The publisher is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • ChefTamiMitchell  on  1/30/2018 at 10:46 AM

    Sweet Potato Frittata

  • Rosesrpink50  on  1/30/2018 at 10:56 AM

    Cheese and Onion Crustless Quiche!

  • EmilyR  on  1/30/2018 at 12:19 PM

    Vanilla blueberry chia pudding

  • ferstr  on  1/30/2018 at 12:34 PM

    Southwest crustless quiche because quiche crust is a whole lot of weight watchers points!

  • lpatterson412  on  1/30/2018 at 1:03 PM

    The Vegetable Bake!

  • mlanthie  on  1/30/2018 at 1:10 PM

    Vanilla blueberry chia pudding

  • ktwalla  on  1/30/2018 at 1:54 PM

    Bison, spinach and sweet potato salad

  • lebarron2001  on  1/30/2018 at 2:04 PM

    Portobello and prosciutto pizza

  • jthelwell  on  1/30/2018 at 2:34 PM

    Goat cheese and avocado toast

  • janv  on  1/30/2018 at 2:39 PM

    I would love to make a Balsamic reduction

  • sarahawker  on  1/30/2018 at 2:41 PM

    Coconut-lime mojito 2

  • sgump  on  1/30/2018 at 4:20 PM

    The "pop-up pancakes" sound intriguing. . . .

  • antpantsii  on  1/30/2018 at 5:02 PM

    Southwest Crust less Quiche looks interesting

  • jr0717  on  1/31/2018 at 5:52 AM

    The vanilla-cinnamon steamer - love a good cup of jo'!

  • kmn4  on  1/31/2018 at 3:46 PM

    Quinoa, buckwheat, and bean salad

  • schmootc  on  1/31/2018 at 4:11 PM

    Definitely popcorn trail mix!

  • thewife1992  on  1/31/2018 at 7:22 PM

    Watermelon, goat cheese, and beet salad (page 210) from The Complete Plate: 120 Recipes · 30 Meals · A Stronger, Healthier, Happier You by Lauren Klukas

  • AnnaZed  on  2/1/2018 at 1:01 AM

    Grilled vegetable and hummus flatbread

  • JRumi  on  2/1/2018 at 7:42 AM

    Slow cooked pork and bean chili

  • Shelley.b  on  2/1/2018 at 7:28 PM

    Southwest fruitless quiche

  • DarcyVaughn  on  2/2/2018 at 12:18 AM

    Butternut squash pancakes

  • ljsimmons  on  2/2/2018 at 12:21 AM

    Southwest crustless quiche

  • jmay42066  on  2/2/2018 at 11:21 PM

    Vegetable Bake

  • orchidlady01  on  2/3/2018 at 2:45 PM

    Tropical green smoothie 1 and Grilled vegetable and hummus flatbread

  • pcaradonna  on  2/3/2018 at 5:44 PM

    Grilled vegetable and hummus flatbread

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  2/3/2018 at 7:14 PM

    I would like to make the Arctic char with wild rice, corn salad, and beet greens.

  • t.t  on  2/3/2018 at 11:31 PM

    Thai chicken, quinoa, and veggie bowl

  • Laura1  on  2/4/2018 at 8:37 AM

    Vegetable bake

  • maria411  on  2/5/2018 at 5:34 PM

    vegetable bake

  • Dannausc  on  2/5/2018 at 6:35 PM

    Eggs in a ring

  • LaurenE  on  2/5/2018 at 7:11 PM

    Spicy Ethiopian chicken stew (Doro wot)

  • DimensionAEB  on  2/6/2018 at 12:11 PM

    The Bang Bang Chicken

  • Tezzy  on  2/6/2018 at 7:00 PM

    Cheese and onion crustless quiche

  • Steben  on  2/8/2018 at 8:43 AM

    Tuna quinoa bake

  • choppergirl  on  2/11/2018 at 7:55 AM

    Portobello and prosciutto pizza

  • niniacedo  on  2/11/2018 at 10:54 PM

    Butternut squash pancakes

  • lauriesk  on  2/14/2018 at 3:31 PM

    I would try the slow cooked chicken fajitas.

  • daniellespinato1  on  2/16/2018 at 11:52 AM

    The lentil taco lettuce wraps sound great!

  • Nancith  on  2/16/2018 at 8:34 PM

    Bocconcini salad would be my 1st choice.

  • lmhester  on  2/16/2018 at 8:40 PM

    Grilled vegetable and hummus flatbread

  • Julia  on  2/16/2018 at 9:43 PM

    Warn green bean salad.

  • Lucicat  on  2/16/2018 at 10:46 PM

    Grilled vegetable and hummus flatbread

  • mbhorst  on  2/17/2018 at 7:50 AM

    Thai chicken, quinoa and veggie bowl! Thanks

  • Jbolze  on  2/17/2018 at 8:41 AM

    Grilled vegetables!!!

  • sequoia55  on  2/17/2018 at 2:00 PM

    Southwest Crust-less Quiche

  • JenJoLa  on  2/17/2018 at 3:35 PM

    Turkey sausage and zucchini pizza loaf with spinach salad

  • TheCookbookCook  on  2/17/2018 at 4:39 PM

    Coconut and flaxseed French toast

  • infotrop  on  2/17/2018 at 4:41 PM

    Chicken-Gruyère crepe with shiitake-truffle sauce with quite the list of luxurious ingredients

  • Dmartin997  on  2/17/2018 at 7:20 PM

    Chimichurri chicken with beans and squash

  • Siegal  on  2/18/2018 at 10:38 AM

    I want to make bang bang chicken

  • RickPearson54  on  2/19/2018 at 9:48 AM

    Eggs in a ring

  • lgroom  on  2/19/2018 at 1:15 PM

    Bang Bang chicken

  • Patoliv1312  on  2/19/2018 at 3:16 PM

    Portabello and prosciutto pizza

  • Sfgordon  on  2/19/2018 at 6:28 PM

    Potato and leek soup with buckwheat salad

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  2/23/2018 at 11:45 AM

    the Thai chicken, quinoa, and veggie bowl found on page 48

  • PennyG  on  2/25/2018 at 4:31 PM

    Turkey crepe sandwich sounds good!

  • HermionieG  on  2/27/2018 at 11:32 AM

    Grilled vegetable and hummus flatbread (

  • KarenDel  on  2/27/2018 at 1:39 PM

    I'd like to try the Berry and Boursin salad

  • HomespunHouse  on  2/27/2018 at 9:29 PM

    Bison Spinach and sweet potato salad

  • madelainelc  on  3/1/2018 at 3:59 PM

    Slow-cooked chicken fajitas

  • hibeez  on  3/1/2018 at 6:27 PM

    portabella and proscuitto pizza

  • Karla123  on  3/1/2018 at 7:16 PM

    Breakfast summer roll...a perfect power-packed creation.

  • RSW  on  3/4/2018 at 10:14 AM

    Portobello and prosciutto pizza

  • Teruska  on  3/4/2018 at 3:15 PM

    Either the Southwest Crustless Quiche or Breakfast quesadilla , start the day off right.

  • Terrill  on  3/5/2018 at 12:26 PM

    Grilled vegetable and hummus flatbread!

  • Larkspur  on  3/5/2018 at 6:57 PM

    Watermelon, goat cheese, and beet salad

  • orwuhfoukdy  on  3/7/2018 at 2:37 PM

    Watermelon, goat cheese, and beet salad sounds tasty.

  • Kristjudy  on  3/7/2018 at 2:37 PM

    Slow cooker chicken fajitas

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